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Top SeaWorld Orlando Tips

Here my top SeaWorld Orlando tips so that you can fully enjoy this beautiful location. SeaWorld is the best place to enjoy life under the ocean without going under the ocean. Traveling to Sea World Orlando for a family vacation can be a wonderful memory-making experience for your entire family.

dolphins jumping in a SeaWorld Orlando show

SeaWorld Orlando Tips

SeaWorld is close to Disney World and if you love sea life and The Seas with Nemo and Friends was not enough finned friends for you then, I would take a day off and visit. If you do not have a car, the cheapest way to get there would be an Uber or Lyft.

Be prepared to learn a lot along with your fun. SeaWorld Orlando aims to educate you as well as offer you a fun place to vacation. These SeaWorld Orlando tips will help you have a great day.

How to Find SeaWorld Orlando Discount Tickets

There are several ways to save money on your SeaWorld tickets.

  • Advance Purchase. Buy your tickets online, in advance. This can save you $5 or more per paying adult.
  • Combine Tickets. If you are planning to also visit Busch Gardens and/or Adventure Island you can buy a combo ticket and save.
  • AAA Discount.
  • Use a Travel Agent. Travel agents can get you the best deals because they know all the tips and tricks to get cheap tickets.
group of pink flamingos

What to Wear to SeaWorld

You should bring a sweater as the blasts of cold air to maintain the proper temperature for indoor aquariums and exhibits will make you shiver a bit. Two of the colder exhibits will be Wild Arctic or Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins.

sea turtle swimming

In addition to bringing a sweater, you will want to wear clothes that are quick to dry. Since Sea World Orlando brings ocean life to you, you’re bound to get a little wet, or even soaked. Either wear quick dry clothing or prepare yourself with a raincoat or poncho to stay dry.

Money Saving SeaWorld Parking Tip

Parking at Sea World Orlando can cost you about $20 which may take a huge cut out of your budget, even if more convenient to be closer. Consider looking at your resort, if you’re staying at one, or a local hotel for their shuttle fees. Many hotels in the area near Sea World Orlando offer transportation to and from Sea World Orlando for a much smaller fee. If you’re not staying at a hotel, you can look into discount Sea World Orlando tickets that include parking with the ticket price.

Rides First!

If you’re interested in Manta or Mako then you need to plan to get on those rides before anything else. Wait times at Sea World Orlando often peak earlier in the day since many visitors go to the shows in the afternoon. I highly advise you ride Mako both during the day and once again at night time to fully experience this amazing ride. If rides are surely something on the top of your priority list, then it’s best to get them out of the way first before inclement weather hits or the lines get too long.

SeaWorld Manta roller coaster close to splashing water

Arrive Early

Sea World Orlando likes to make sure that the animals don’t get overtired, so they usually have specific times and shorter shows to ensure the animals’ health is taking into consideration. It’s best to arrive at each show you wish to see at SeaWorld about 20-30 minutes before the start time so that you can find a seat and not miss any part of the show. The more popular shows that fill up quickly tend to be the dolphin shows; Dolphin Days, and Shamu’s close-up, and One Ocean. Grab a schedule at the beginning of the day to plan out the shows and fit the rides in between the showtimes.

SeaWorld Acrobat suspended in air

What is SeaWorld Orlando Dining Like?

SeaWorld Orlando does not allow you to bring in food into the park. Guests with special diets, baby formula, or baby food may bring their items into the park.

black plate with chicken tenders, fries, and sauce cups with bottled water

While this is not the best situation for those on a really tight budget, there is a way to still save on dining. SeaWorld offers an all-day dining option that costs just $35/adult and $20/child. This option does not include the table-service restaurants but it doesn’t include all the quick service places. You can enter a dining place up to once an hour. If you eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks it is well worth the $35.

Kids Play Area, Adults Rest

If you’re at SeaWorld Orlando with little kids who are getting restless, be sure to let them enjoy the kid-friendly environment and rides at Shamu’s Happy Harbor. This is a great way to let them run off some steam and allow the adults to recoup before heading off to another exhibit, show or ride.

SeaWorld Orlando is a really wonderful place to enjoy ocean life up close and since SeaWorld Orlando is very big on conservation, you will learn a thing or two about what they’re doing to help our oceans.

SeaWorld Must-Do Rides

  • Manta. Find out what it’s like to spin, glide, skim and fly like a giant ray at over 55 MPH when you experience the only flying roller coaster of its kind in Florida. Height Requirement is 54″
  • Turtle Trek. Turtle Trek®’s 360° theatre showcases the vulnerable sea turtle and asks everyday heroes across the globe to help make a difference in saving animals in the wild.
  • Journey to Atlantis. This exciting flume ride/roller coaster hybrid treats you to more than its share of surprises as you explore dark, watery passageways through the sunken city before being flung from its gates down a thrilling plunge into the waters below. Guests between 42 inches tall and 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion (at least 14 years old). Guests 48 inches in height or taller may ride unaccompanied. 
  • Kraken. Orlando’s only floorless roller coaster – is themed after a massive, mythological underwater beast unleashed from the depths of the sea. Riders’ feet dangle as they travel in open-sided seats, riding on a pedestal above the track at highway speeds to heights of more than 150 feet. Height Requirement is 54″ Guests using wheelchairs must transfer from their wheelchair to the ride vehicle. 
  • Mako. Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, this roller coaster speeds up to 73 mph and up to 200 feet high. Surge through shipwreck reef on Orlando’s tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster.. Height Requirement is 54″
  • Infinity Falls. Experience world-class rapids and the tallest drop in Florida as you embark on this rafting adventure. Guests 48 inches in height or taller may ride unaccompanied. Guests between 42 inches tall and 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion (at least 14 years old). Guests over 77 inches and under 42 inches may not ride. 
  • Ice Breaker (Opening 2021). Named after the icy Arctic summits, Ice Breaker will feature four airtime-filled launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida – a 93 feet tall spike with 100-degree angle. The thrills continue as riders fly over a near-vertical tophat maneuver into a series of exciting twists, turns, and airtime hills. The brand-new coaster will be located across from Wild Arctic.

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